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Senior Profiles: Torri Weidinger

Senior Profiles: Torri Weidinger

Maddie Meyers, features writer

May 2, 2018


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While most freshmen worried about their Geometry tests, Torri Weidinger, senior, worried about playing for Nelly. Feeling nervous, Torri focused on the abundant flowers and lights covering the room. Every year, Nelly hosts his Black and White Ball, a holiday party featuring artists like Nick Cannon and Nikko Smith. Torri plays cello for the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, and they selected her to perform at the ball with Smith’s ba...

Senior Profiles: Nia Callion

Senior Profiles: Nia Callion

Grace Klebe, Entertainment writer

April 30, 2018


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Attending Rockhurst University Switching schools after sophomore year was nerve-wracking for Nia Callion, senior. Transferring from Lafayette High School, Callion entered KHS without knowing many people. Although she often said starting KHS junior year was terrifying, her coaches and friends say she handled...

Senior Profiles: Isabel Nauman

Senior Profiles: Isabel Nauman

Jonathan Munroe, news-features writer

April 30, 2018


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As she walks through the doorway to the art hall, Isabel Nauman, senior, transforms into her element. Involved in Symphonic Orchestra, Acapella Choir, Prism Vocal Jazz, Art Club and KH Players, she is dedicated to the arts. “The KHS art department is a vital part of Kirkwood and it does not get as much attention and praise as the other departme...

Senior Profiles: Mat Coble

Senior Profiles: Mat Coble

Adler Bowman, features editor

April 30, 2018


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The hands that grasp a pencil while solving a Calculus problem are the same hands that dance across the surface of guitar strings, crafting both an impeccable equation and a musical masterpiece. Mat Coble, senior, skipped from second to fourth grade math in elementary school, allowing him to take AP...

Senior Profiles: Simon Welge

Senior Profiles: Simon Welge

Izzy Colón, copy editor

April 27, 2018


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Bees were flying everywhere. The windows had been rolled down and wearing no protective gear, Simon Welge, senior, and his father, Martin Welge, drove nervously home after buying their first beehives. By the time they arrived, they had both already been stung. During his first real encounter with bees,...

Senior Profiles: Sarah Morgan

Senior Profiles: Sarah Morgan

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

April 25, 2018


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She woke up, ate breakfast, pulled on her uniform and climbed into the car with her mom and brothers. They arrived at a brick building that housed as many students in the whole school as KHS contains in one grade. St. Peter’s Catholic School was home to Sarah Morgan, senior, from preschool until eighth gr...

Senior Profiles: Colin Thompson

Senior Profiles: Colin Thompson

Naomi Thomson, social media staff

April 23, 2018


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Since age 2, Collin Thompson, senior, has faced many obstacles concerning a task that for others is muscle memory: walking. Collin was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy as a toddler, and in middle school he underwent his first heel cord lengthening surgery on his left achilles tendon. Though he has had two operations total on the muscle, Collin has used wal...

Senior Profile: Joshua Demetri

Senior Profile: Joshua Demetri

Abby Geisz, copy editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Senior Magazine, Senior Profiles

At 4 years old, he spent his weekends climbing Machu Picchu or in town where sheep and chickens were being sold at every street corner. Because he went to an English immersion school, he learned how to speak fluent Spanish in order to fit into the culture around him. Joshua Demetri lived in Peru for three...

Senior Profile: JT Arnot

Senior Profile: JT Arnot

Adele Baughman, copy editor

May 10, 2017


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Using his uncle’s diabetic needles, JT Arnot spends hours inserting water into each bubble on the sheet of bubble wrap sitting in front of him. Hoping the hypodermic needle will not cause the surface tension of the water inside to break, he pairs the bubblewrap with other reactants to create an endothermic...

Senior Column: Ali Randazzo

Senior Column: Ali Randazzo

Ali Randazzo, editor-in-chief

May 10, 2017


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A letter to big sisters from little sisters To all big sisters, As a little sister, our job is to annoy you. That’s a given. We may not call enough or answer your texts. We may be over 100 miles away and not live across the hall from each other anymore. But no matter the situation, it’s a g...

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